Davidson Photomicrographic Camera

Made:
c.1920 in London

Photomicrographic camera by F. Davidson & Co., London, 29 Great Portland Street, c. 1920. With loose mirror cap. With quarterplate camaera fo paltes or cutfilm made of oak and a simple microscope. Both are mounted on a solid oak baseboard. WIth back ground glass screen. Rack and pinion focusing. The front standard is attached to the nicroscope and remains stationary. Can be used as a 'Microtelescope' giving variable magnification of 16 to 50 diametes and a range of vision from 3 feet to infinity.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1979-559/124
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, ivory, leather, metal (unknown), nickel plated, oak (wood), platinum (metal), steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
photomicrographic camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Arthur Frank Collection